Gov. Scott Walker signs 11 bills designed to combat opioid addiction
MADISON — Gov. Scott Walker signed nearly a dozen bills designed to combat opioid addiction at stops around the state.
Walker called a special legislative session in January to pass the bills, calling opioid addiction a public health crisis in Wisconsin. The Legislature still took more than five months to pass all the measures.
The bills include measures that ensure someone who overdoses would be immune from probation or parole revocation if he or she enters a treatment program, allow school nurses to administer overdose antidotes and allow emergency and involuntary commitment for drug addicts.